Get ready for investment

Becoming 'Investment Ready'
As angel investors, we see 100s of pitches each year, and honestly, most are terrible. So before you're ready to pitch to an investor take some advice, research and develop your pitch to perfection.
Building a Unicorn
Sir Richard Branson's tips for pitching
Kick ass advice to pitching when you're young
Great advice for pitching to investors
3 Questions to Answer
What it takes to be an entrepreneur
Techstars and AlleyNYC Pitches
Resources For Founders
Founders
Why do angel investors exist?
Why do angel investors exist?
The answer lies in the history of technology companies and the differences between how they were built 30 years ago and how they are built now. In the early days of technology venture capital, great firms like Arthur Rock and Kleiner Perkins funded companies like Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Tandem.
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Why do angel investors exist?
Common mistakes in investor decks
The investor deck is a critical tool – arguably the most important marketing tool of raising capital. It allows you to present your company to an investor in an accessible, visual, and concise format. You can use it in multiple ways – for a WebEx, in-person presentation, conference call, or even let an investor review himself. Not only is the investor deck an effective tool, it is often the first impression you will give to an investor, so it is crucial to nail it.
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Common mistakes in investor decks
Startups rejected by Investors
Which startups were rejected several times by VCs before getting funded? VCs and investors reject start ups every day. Here are some of their excuses and the companies they rejected. However, being 'Investment Ready' is one way of overcoming objections.
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Startups rejected by Investors
Zero to $50M
There are seven key stages in a startup’s evolution from $0m to $50m in revenue. Understanding where you are in that evolution, and how to act at each stage is critical for success, as what is appropriate at one stage is not appropriate at another stage. In my talk at SaaStr 2018, I will lay out the roadmap, and detail the keys to success at each stage.
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Zero to $50M
How To Raise Capital As A Solo Founder
I’ve played a role in founding three startups, but I’d never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million. Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet.
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How To Raise Capital As A Solo Founder
7 Rejections
On June 26, 2008, our friend Michael Seibel introduced us to 7 prominent investors in Silicon Valley. We were attempting to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation. That means for $150,000 you could have bought 10% of Airbnb. Below you will see 5 rejections. The other 2 did not reply.
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7 Rejections